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Lanesborough Selectmen Want Greater Role in Hiring Police
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The Board of Selectmen are looking for a greater role in hiring police officers.   For years the town has left the interviewing of candidates up to the Police Advisory Review Commission. That group of five members perform the interview and send recommendations to the Board of Selectmen. Typically, the
Great Barrington Little Leaguers Advance in County Tourney
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Khalil Carlson Monday pitched the Great Barrington 10- to 12-year-old Little League All-Stars to a 3-1 win over the Pittsfield National League to stay alive in the Don Gleason District 1 Tournament.   Great Barrington advanced in the losers' bracket of the double elimination tournament, where on
Baumann Leads West to Bay State Hockey Gold Medal
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Lenox Memorial student Brock Baumann scored six goals and compiled nine assists in five games to lead the West team to a gold medal in the Bay State Games hockey tournament.   The West went 4-0 in pool play to earn the top seed in the medal round.   In the gold medal game, it beat Coastal, 14-3, to
Review: Bernstein Goes to 'Town' at Tanglewood
What a rare and delicious treat – a large Boston Pops Orchestra playing Leonard Bernstein's musical "On the Town" behind a stellar Broadway cast dancing and singing to perfection. The performance took place at Tanglewood on the evening of July 7 before a huge, enthusiastic audience. It was part of this summer's
Berkshires Beat: Kids Place Hosts Annual Jimmy Bernardo Memorial Ride
Remembering Jimmy The 23rd annual Jimmy's Ride to benefit victims of child abuse will be held on Saturday, July 28. This annual event is held in memory of Pittsfield native Jimmy Bernardo. Jimmy was born August 13, 1978, and was abducted from a local movie theater on October 20, 1990. A month later, his body was found in Ithaca,
Community Health Programs Achieves 100 Percent Federal Compliance Score
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Community Health Programs has earned a perfect compliance score from the federal agency that provides critical funding for federally qualified health centers. The Health Resources Services Administration delivered its findings following an onsite review in April. CHP manages CHP's eight primary care and
Criticism Of Caccaviello Leads To Sharp Exchanges With Businesses
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Back on May 11, the owner of Otto's took to his personal Facebook to criticize the way the district attorney got the job.   David Capeless in March stepped down from the position early after working for months with the governor's office to get Paul Caccaviello appointed to the job. Capeless made no
Berkshire Business Interns Learning From Real Experience
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Instead of taking the summer off, the Berkshire Business Interns are hard at work getting a glimpse of life after college.   Some of the 32 Berkshire Business Interns enjoyed some well-deserved respite Wednesday at Taconic Golf Club’s Fourth of July feast and took a small break from their 10-week
Snowplowers Take Mall to Court for Second Consecutive Year
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — In back-to-back years, the Berkshire Mall has been taken to court for not paying snowplowing contracts.   M. Ostrander LLC successfully sued Berkshire Mall Realty Holdings for $77,840 after the mall paid only a portion of the amount due to the company. The suit names both Berkshire Mall Realty Holdings and
Work Begins on Capitol Theatre Marquee in Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Restoration of the Capitol Theater marquee has begun.   Larochelle Construction Co Inc. has started the preliminary work on the historic marquee. The front entrance is roped off, the structure is being shored up and exterior parts are being removed to be sent out for refurbishment. The structural work will
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